Movement AS Exercise

December 11, 2016 – 7:36 pm
Movement and exercise are not mutually exclusive. To exercise USING movement, you must understand how exercise-stress deteriorates form. The quality of your technique erodes in a predictable pattern. The real purpose of TACFIT was the precision emphasis on exercising with proper movement technique under stress. That predictable pattern of dis-integration of your movement, posture and breath, also has a predictable pattern of RE-integration. Unlike corrective exercises approaches which repair distorted posture / structural alignment, TACFIT includes the remedial (to recover from stress) but also involves both compensation (the resilience to counteract stress) and augmentation (creating toughness to resist stress). #ScottSonnon #PrimalStress #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Movement AS Exercise";a2a_linkurl="";

How is your brain on grain?

December 10, 2016 – 8:05 am
How is your brain on grain? Gluten affects all organs, your nervous system, moods, your immune, digestive and musculoskeletal systems. It shuts down blood flow to the prefrontal cortex (called cerebral prefrontal hypoperfusion), where you house your ability to focus and concentrate, control your emotions, plan and organize, consider consequences and use short term memory. Celiac disease has been shown to be as frequent as in 1 in 4 people; and gluten sensitivity is SIGNIFICANTLY more common than celiac. If you're even slightly sensitive, you're affected greatly, and you'd never know it. Your brain - including the array of thought patterns you identify as your personality - may have been severely affected, and you'd never know because the YOU that has been distorted cannot look upon itself for affected character. After over 10,000 clients, I always recommend: eliminating all grains from your ...

Don’t Eat at the Feedlot. Go Wild.

December 9, 2016 – 12:47 pm
"The USDA Food Pyramid should be renamed the "Feedlot Pyramid." Its nutrient profile is the same as swine-fattening chow, and is fattening the population in the same way." - Michael Eades, MD, The Protein Power Lifeplan. "Throughout your life the most profound influences on your health, vitality and function, aren't doctors, drugs, therapies or surgeries, but rather: the cumulative effects of decisions you make about your diet and lifestyle on the expression of your genes." - Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Genetic Nutritioneering Your 22,000 genes are turned off/on by regulatory genes which are primarily controlled by nutrients. If you eat at the USDA "feedlot" like any sow, expect undesired genes to be switched on and disease to result. To switch on high health, vitality and performance, eat as you were designed: - primarily: grass-fed meat/wild game and fat, sometimes seafood - secondarily: fibrous/non-starchy vegetables, when ...

Built In - Not Built On - Strength

December 9, 2016 – 12:46 pm
Your springloaded chassis craves alignment, but fixed positions and poor posture have twisted it into weak, painful contortion. Realignment can occur by microloading proper structure. Don't think of exercise as building muscle. It is building structure, posture, and alignment. High quality technique enables greater function. Poor quality technique disables function resulting in an inevitable loss of strength (muscle deactivation) and pain (nerve impingement). #ScottSonnon #Clubbell #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Built In - Not Built On - Strength";a2a_linkurl="";

Butter greases creaking joints

December 9, 2016 – 12:45 pm
Butter greases creaking joints. Those facing joint issues like osteochondrosis learn early on the curative power of real butter for pain relief and rebuilding bone. Butter has fallen out of favor from deceptive propaganda that it's "fattening" and not "heart healthy" (both untrue; follow the money on that scientific lie). Butter contains Activator-X and the Wulzen "anti-stiffness" factor. Activator X, found in butter oil and meat from animals fed a high-quality grass diet, is an excellent source of fat-soluble vitamins, improves mineral absorption, and repairs bone. The Wulzen anti-stiffness factor found in butter oil helps protect against arthritis. Both Activator X and the Wulzen factor can be destroyed with the excessive heating and pasteurization procedures dairy products are now subjected to, so the best source is raw milk and dairy products from grass-fed cattle. #ScottSonnon #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Butter greases creaking joints";a2a_linkurl="";

Eat for Performance not Pleasure

December 7, 2016 – 11:00 am
Still eating for enjoyment? The pains and illnesses of pleasure-led behavior come faster than you expect and recover more slowly than you hope. You can't fight your way out without completely redefining WHY you eat. When you eat for performance and your body cellularly shifts away from craving fast burning taste to slow burning high density nutrients, the "great satisfaction" of a performance meal has the appearances of eating for enjoyment. But it is the difference between fulfillment and pleasure, meaningfulness and happiness. - #ScottSonnon #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Eat for Performance not Pleasure";a2a_linkurl="";

Overcome the Diseases of Civilization

December 7, 2016 – 10:59 am
The primary causes of death of our Stone Age ancestors were infant mortality, infections and accidents. If they managed to survive those three, they had the same lifespan as us (Eades, 2000). All that distinguishes our average lifespan from our predecessors' is a less hostile environment. Modern man has become shorter in stature, with lost bone density, dental development and excessively high mineral deficiencies, facing autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease never before known. Our ancestors worked only 3 hours per day including obtaining food, shelter and clothing, where we work 8+ hours per day. Yet, we face a carbohydrate-induced epidemic of obesity (57%), diabetes (60%), cancer and heart disease. There is a way back, in order to move forward. It begins with defining ancestral health as the True North of our nutrition, exertion, and lifestyle management strategies. #ScottSonnon #PrimalStress #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Overcome the ...

Eat an Ancestral Diet

December 6, 2016 – 12:04 pm
"Resistance to insulin-mediated glucose disposal plays a major role in the diseases of Western civilization (obesity, heart disease and cancer)." - Gerald Reaven, MD, "Pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance in Human Disease," Physiological Reviews. Insulin resistance is primarily associated with a diet deficient in fats and protein but also the OVER abundance of carbohydrates (Schwarzbein and Deville 1999). Translation: - Eat more organ meat, bone marrow, tallow and fatty fish. - Eat less veggies and grains. - Have less disease and greater health and longevity. #ScottSonnon #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Eat an Ancestral Diet";a2a_linkurl="";

Fit to Eat

December 6, 2016 – 12:04 pm
Unlike animals which evolved to flee or fight, plants evolved to protect themselves by creating, storing and/or releasing toxins. Animal tissue has significantly fewer natural toxins and, in general, are safer to consume. But, as defensively-mobile organisms, you must be mentally and physically fit to catch animals. Your ancestral vitality erupts when you combine being fit to catch and to consume animals. #ScottSonnon #TACFIT a2a_linkname="Fit to Eat";a2a_linkurl="";

Training the Awareness Machine

December 4, 2015 – 10:46 am
One of the pedagogical models taught to me in Russia by the KGB training officer influenced a great deal of my sports psychology in fighting. Managing anxiety is one of the most crucial components of champions, and must be interwoven into the mental and emotional component within the  physical nuts and bolts of training. NATURAL ABILITIES In competition, you rely on your innate tendencies and idiosyncratic abilities, not just on your  technique. To hone your skills, your actions must be an extension of your natural capabilities. My approach assess and reassess individuals to strengthen the stability of their natural tendencies, and strengthen the functional opposite of those tendencies. Although that may sound like a purely physical approach, it builds the neural net of the body-mind. Conditioning is just a very convincing chemical trick to compel the mind to believe that you can achieve your goal ...